New reportage “Inside ALIMA” uploaded on my website. It was done begining of 2018 in Western Bahr el Ghazal (Lol state) in South Sudan.
Short focus on two patients:
Malia & Rita
In 2003, Malia, 33, began taking medicine for epileptic seizures. After fleeing Raja to the bush with her family when the city was attacked in 2016, Malia and her family were able to return to Raja in 2017.
“Since the beginning of the conflict, it became difficult to find the medicine I need. Most of the time it is not available and when it is, I do not always have enough money to afford it.”
In January 2018, while preparing food, with her 1-month-old daughter Rita in one arm, she had a seizure. The pot of boilling water was knocked over, burning Rita. Malia fell into the fire, burning her legs, and was eventually saved by her neighbors who rushed to help.
Malia and Rita were rushed to the hospital, where they both received emergency care. Rita has fully recovered. Malia’s wounds have been dressed and she is waiting to travel to Aweil for skin graft surgery.